Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Just showin' off...

I don't know why, but lately I've been feeling my heritage and I chanced across an Associated Press report that I'd like to share.

The study (done by the Cenus Bureau) reported in the article looked at characteristics of Americans of English, French, German, Irish, Italian, Polish, Scottish and Spanish descent." Here is what they found:
  • Americans of Scottish descent tend to be better educated and have higher incomes than other European based ethnic groups.
  • Americans who traced their ancestry to Scotland had the highest median family incomes of the eight single ancestry groups studied.
  • Americans of Scottish descent had the lowest unemployment rate.
  • Americans of Scottish descent were the only group to record no illiteracy.
  • More Americans of Scottish descent were high school graduates than those in the other eight groups.